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Insect and Spider Identification: Mid-Tennessee Insect Identification Needed

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Monterey, TN
(Zone 6a)

October 28, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9318379

Found this little critter on top of a large stone - may be difficult to see, but it has a large gold section on the end of its thorax It's approx 1 - 1 1/2" long overall. Can anyone tell me what this is?

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Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 28, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9318395

Its a Wheel Bug - Arilus cristatus. Be glad you did not pick it up, they can deliver a very painful bite.

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